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October 24, 2002



Ricky “Little Rick” Evans, 41, of Lexington, former employee of Rudd Drywall, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center Hospital.

A native of Richmond, he was the son of Quillard S. and Flossie A. Winkler Evans of Lexington.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Jiles Evans, Lexington; three sisters, Vicky Evans, Midway, and Libby Evans and Kim Perdue, both of Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by the Rev. Ray Northern. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.



Gladys Mae Hoover, 80, of Georgetown, widow of Bradley Hoover, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Sadieville April 22, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Charles Mefford and Sadie Frances Kidwell. She was a member of the Georgetown Baptist Church.

Survivors include six sons, Gill Douglas Kidwell, Ezra Hoover, and Allen Hoover, all of Georgetown, Charles Hoover, Cynthiana, Bradley Hoover, Danville, Ill., and Dwight Hoover, Versailles; three daughters, Mary Wells and Alice Schmidt, both of Georgetown, and Marie McKeehan, Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Tommy Kidwell, Greely, Colo.; 22 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. A daughter, Rita Carol Beatty, and a grandson, Douglas Kidwell, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at the Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Allen Hoover, Tommy Hoover, Philip McKeehan, Larry Wells, Heath Hensley, and Randy Beatty. Honorary bearers were Kenny Hernden, Steve Hughes, Phil McKeehan, Robert Vogel, Herman Kidwell, and Tommy Kidwell.



Collis H. “Buzz” Moberly, 75, of Fruitland Park. Fla., husband of Faye Moberly, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg, Fla.

Born in Nonesuch, he moved to Fruitland Park from Lexington in 1983. He was a supply sergeant for the U.S. Army Reserve, a member of the Leesburg Lions Club, and past president of the American Legion Post in Leesburg.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gregg, of Winchester; a stepson, Luke Marble, Lexington; two daughters, Karen Farmer, Nicholasville, and Pamela Vandergriff, Horn Lake, Miss.; a brother, Garnett Moberly, Clearwater, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Ann Yates, Lexington, and Louise Woods, Harrodsburg; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

The Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg, was in charge of arrangements.



Lewis R. Neat, 78, of Lawrenceburg, and formerly of Versailles, husband of Sadie M. Neat, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2002, in Lawrenceburg.

Born in Adair County, he was a son of the late David and Bessie Marie Hughes Neat. He was a retired farmer, and veteran of the U. S. Army, having served in World War II where he was an infantryman in Gen. Patton's Army. He was a recipient of two bronze stars, a good conduct medal, and a victory medal.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Bessie Woodman, Georgetown, and Marsha Kendrick, Lexington; three sons, David Neat, Lexington, and Ollie Neat and Tim Neat, both of Lawrenceburg; a sister, Alice Steveson, Russell County; a brother, Dallas Neat, Adair County, and nine grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles McKinley. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were his grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.



Marvin Nicholson Sr., 99, of Lexington, widower of Mary Louise Nicholson, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at the Christian Healthcare Center.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Alonzo and Sally Wafford Nicholson. He was a member of the Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, and was a long-term employee of Sleepy Head House.

Survivors include a son, Marvin Nicholson Jr., Lexington; a daughter, Virginia Zeigenfuse, Lexington; a sister, Katherine Hudson, Lexington; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home by Chaplain Gene Welsh. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. today until the time of service. Burial will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.


M. Smith

Marcy Smith, 37, of Midway, formerly of Ashland, wife of Buan B. Smith III, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002.

A native of Ashland, she was the daughter of Nick B. and Janet Hart Jones of Ashland. A registered nurse, she received her BSN from Eastern Kentucky University and had worked in obstetrics at both King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland and at the Bluegrass Regional Medical Center in Georgetown. She was a member of the Chevy Chase Baptist Church in Lexington and a former member of the Pollard Baptist Church in Ashland.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by three daughters, Emily Smith, Meagan Smith, and Sydney Smith, all of Midway; five sisters, Cindy Ball, Susan Stormes, and Frankie Stormes, all of Ashland, Jeanie Roach, Ironton, Ohio, and Mella Trimble, Pikeville; and a brother, Nick Jones II, Ashland.

A memorial service was conducted Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim McKenzie. A funeral service was conducted Friday, Oct. 18, at the Pollard Baptist Church in Ashland by the Rev. Jim McKenzie and the Rev. Steve Harvey. Interment was at the Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Casket bearers were Mike Stormes, Jim Stormes, Bob Roach, David Ball, Michael Ball, and Brooke Smith.

The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 108 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or to the Smith children's education fund, 161 Broadway, Versailles, KY 40383.


V. Smith

Velma Brown “Duck” Smith, 86, of Versailles, widow of Marion “Skeeter” Smith, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Lida Mae Spurgeon Brown. She was a longtime member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Bobby H. Smith, Versailles; two sisters, Margaret “Maggie” Wilder, Versailles, and Virginia “Gin” Thompson, Frankfort; three grandchildren, Mark H. Smith, Oldham County, Theresa Lamb, Floyds Knobs, Ind., and Michael W. Smith, Versailles; four great grandchildren, Brenna Smith, Matthew Smith, Rachel Lamb, and Eli Smith; four step-great grandchildren; and one step-great-great grandchild. A sister, Melva “Bird” Griffith, and two brothers, Vane H. “Rass” Brown and Belmont Brown are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct.22, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Ronnie Hupp. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to the Southside Christian Church Building Fund, 3621 Cabin Hill Estates, Versailles, KY 40383.



Jean Fouser Sorrick, 86,of Ft. Collins, Colo., widow of Charles Fouser and Kenneth Sorrick, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002.

She taught first grade in Atwater and Rootstown, Ohio, for 35 years. After retiring, she traveled extensively in the U.S., Canada, Central America, Europe, and Australia.

Survivors include six children, Charles Fouser, Versailles, Belva Baltzer, Palm Desert, Calif., Thomas Fouser, Calif., Mary Fouser, Boston, Mass., David Fouser, Zanesville, Ohio, and Daniel Fouser, Akron, Ohio; nine grandchildren; Ellen Gormley, Versailles, Ted Fouser and Ray Fouser, both of Lexington, David and Julie, Calif., Michelle, Samantha, and John Fouser, Akron, Ohio, and Christopher Fouser, Cleveland, Ohio; a great grandchild, Clara Fouser, Calif.; and two sisters, Carolyn Taylor, Ft. Collins, Colo., and Elanor Totten, Boulder, Colo.

Interment will be in Atwater Cemetery, Atwater, Ohio. A reception for Mrs. Sorrick will be held from 5-8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at the home of Charles and Nancy Fouser, 246 Rose Hill. Questions may be directed to Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel at (859) 873-4221.



Josephine Martin Stewart, 81, of Winchester, widow of Raymond Stewart, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at the Clark Regional Medical Center.

Born April 17, 1921, in Bourbon County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Dolpha Rainey Martin. She was a retired Lexington - Bluegrass Army Depot clerk. Attended North Middletown School, and was a member of North Middletown Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Raymond Wayne “Buck” Stewart, Nicholasville, and Ronald Burns Stewart, Merrimack, N.H.; a daughter, Barbara Barker, Leesburg, Fla.; a sister, Margaret Hamilton, Versailles; 13 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris, by the Rev. Jim Hutchinson and the Rev. Sue McCracken. Interment was in North Middletown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Don Baker, Danna Barker, and Kenneth “Butch” Stewart. Honorary bearers were Joe Christianson, George Sewell, Arthur Wells, Mitchell Berryman, and Mitchell Sargent.


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